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Frequently described as a modern-day Renaissance person, Mihai Nadin has been compared to the German mathematician Leibnitz and to the American Charles Sanders Peirce. For many years, he has been well known to a broad public interested in semiotics as an impressive speaker and innovative thinker whose rich background in the humanities and experience in the visual are matched by his passion for mathematics and his technological insightfulness. A sweeping analysis of the transition from a...
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All beings subsist on nutriment - this, according to the Buddha, is the one single fact about life that, above all, deserves to be remembered, contemplated and understood. If understood widely and deeply enough, this saying of the Buddha reveals indeed a truth that leads to the root of all existence and also to its uprooting. Here, too, the Buddha proved to be one who saw to the root of things. Hence, it was thought useful to collect his utterances on the subject of nutriment, together with the...
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Many anthologies of the Buddha's teachings have appeared in English, but this is the first to be organized around the set of teachings that the Buddha himself said formed the heart of his message: the Wings to Awakening (bodhi- pakkhiya-dhamma). The material is arranged in three parts, preceded by a long Introduction. The Introduction tries to define the concept of Awakening so as to give a clear sense of where the Wings to Awakening are headed. It does this by discussing the Buddha's accounts...
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